Pacific Gas & Electric Company Accounting Analyst, Senior in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 15253

Job Category : Accounting / Finance

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Finance and Risk

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

PG&E’s dynamic Capital Accounting team provides accurate and timely delivery of company’s consolidated financial statements, variance analyses, account reconciliations, and other analyses that support the filing of Forms 10Q and 10K. The high profile department provides a great place for energized and talented employees to ignite their career and make a contribution and be recognized. The work of our department is key to the Company and provides challenge and variety including application of appropriate accounting treatment and analyses under GAAP, FERC, Tax and SEC reporting for transactions relating to capital assets at PG&E.

The Capital Accounting group plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy of PG&E's financial information related to Plant, Accumulated Depreciation, Construction Work in Progress, Asset Acquisitions, Sales, Retirements, and Asset Retirement Obligations. The team works with many stakeholders throughout PG&E to maintain effective oversight and understanding of the Company’s capital expenditures.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, capable Senior Accounting Analyst to work in our Capital Accounting group. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your analytical skills and work in a high profile department where you can make a contribution and be recognized.

The Senior Accounting Analyst should have strong analytical skills and be detail oriented and self-directed. He or she should have excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to present accounting conclusions in a clear and persuasive manner.

Job Responsibilities

Participate in the day-to-day operations of the Capital Accounting group to ensure that group responsibilities are completed by the prescribed due dates. Maintain proper internal controls and review of all areas of responsibility to determine compliance with accounting policies. Participate in researching GAAP and regulatory guidance to determine the appropriate accounting treatment. Complete monthly account reconciliations and related variance analysis related to plant, construction work in progress and accumulated depreciation to ensure meaningful variance explanations. Collaborate with team members to maintain the ongoing development and compliance with departmental policies and procedures. Lead and implement process improvements and the development of financial reporting tools.

Develop expertise in the area of the capital asset life cycle and take ownership of related accounting issues. Work closely with management and related departments, including internal and external reporting groups, Tax, Regulatory departments, and various lines of business.

Responsible for ensuring the integrity of several portions of the financial statements by performing timely and efficient analytics.

Perform special projects as requested by the supervisor and manager.



  • BA/BS in Accounting, or related filed, or equivalent work experience

  • 4 years of recent relevant accounting experience

  • Computer skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint).

  • Knowledge of financial analysis and internal controls

  • Strong technical accounting skills

  • Knowledge of GAAP and SEC


  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SEC and FERC requirements,

  • Knowledge of SAP Asset Management (AM) module

  • Knowledge of PowerPlant software

  • Knowledge of Utility ratemaking

  • CPA or equivalent required or substantially complete.

  • 6 or more years relevant experience

  • Public Accounting experience

  • Excellent research and issue resolution skills

  • Ability to assess and recommend solutions for moderate to complex projects

  • Ability to prioritize, plan and communicate activities and findings in both written and verbal form

  • Able to present analysis and findings in a cohesive, understandable and actionable format to department management

  • Understanding of programs, policy and operations to advise business on meaning of data, results

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge in technical/professional concepts